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Ancient Artifacts Uncovered at Site of Future Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoExperts say an excavation at the site of Nashville’s future Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) uncovered ancient artifacts, including broken pottery from a salt factory dating back to 1150 A.D.  Despite the discovery, digging to find more artifacts has stopped and construction of the ballpark is moving forward.  Read more and view photos here.

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Design Teams Present Development Visions for Sulphur Dell Ballpark Area

Nashville Sounds LogoDesign work continues for the neighborhood surrounding the future baseball stadium at Sulphur Dell for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  Four design teams from some of the top schools in the nation presented their visions Thursday in the Urban Land Institute’s annual competition to redevelop one neighborhood in the country.  Read more and view news report here.

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Legislature OKs Booze for New Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoTennessee State lawmakers on Monday passed legislation allowing hard liquor sales at the new Sulphur Dell ballpark under construction for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  The new stadium is set to open a year from now in April 2015, and it appears fans will be able to celebrate with a nice stiff drink.  Read more here.

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Sulphur Dell Ballpark Groundbreaking Set for Jan. 27

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Nashville (TN) Mayor’s office has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will be held January 27 and will include a festival and a special appearance by MLB All-Star Albert PujolsRead more hereView news report here.

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Bids for New Nashville Ballpark Higher Than Expected

Nashville Sounds LogoDespite bids that came in some $5 million higher than what city officials said a new Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) would cost, Nashville (TN) Mayor Karl Dean says the the new facility will come in on budget.  Read more here.

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New Nashville Ballpark Renderings Revealed

Nashville Sounds LogoNew renderings have been released for the developing Sulphur Dell ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  Read more and view news report hereView slideshow here.

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Nashville Ballpark Approved, Construction Could Begin in January

Nashville Sounds LogoThe new Sulphur Dell baseball stadium for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) has been approved.  The Metro Council in Nashville (TN) on Tuesday voted 29-7 to issue municipal revenue bonds to cover the planned $37 million construction of a 10,000-capacity ballpark north of downtown, $23 million in land acquisition costs and $5 million in capitalized interest.  Read more here.

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Sulphur Dell Ballpark Rounding Third

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Metro Council in Nashville (TN) is poised to give the go-ahead to construction of a new ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) Tuesday night, setting the stage for the minor league baseball team to start playing in a new Sulphur Dell home in 16 months.  Read more here.

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Nashville Ballpark Deal Moves Forward

Nashville Sounds LogoMembers of Metro Council overwhelmingly approved several pieces of legislation that will make it possible to build a new Sulphur Dell stadium for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Councilmembers Tussle Over Mixed-Use Protections

Nashville Sounds LogoBatting around competing definitions of “skin in the game,” two Metro Council committees reached a split verdict Monday on a proposal to make the owners of the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) pay up if the mixed-use development they’re planning doesn’t arrive soon after a new taxpayer-funded baseball stadium opens.  Read more here.

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Nashville Saves $6 Million Over 2006 Ballpark Plan

Nashville Sounds LogoThe seven years since Nashville’s Metro Council last approved a new ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) have brought a new council, new mayor, new owners of the minor league baseball team, and a lower construction price tag.  Read more and view great historic Sulphur Dell photo gallery here.

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Sulphur Dell Ballpark Plan Moves Forward with State Land Transfer

Nashville Sounds LogoNashville Mayor Karl Dean’s plan to build a new ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) at the historic Sulphur Dell site north of downtown took a key step forward Monday as a group of state officials approved a $23 million land transfer to the city.  Read more and watch news report here.

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$150 Million Price Tag for Sulphur Dell Ballpark Project

Nashville Sounds LogoThe total cost of the new ballpark project at Sulphur Dell for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will be about $150 million, officials announced Monday.  As part of the project’s public-private partnership, the city’s portion of the tab will be $65 million.  Read more here.

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Sounds Agree to Sulphur Dell Ballpark Deal

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) have reached agreements with the state of Tennessee and a real estate developer that call for the construction of a new ballpark in Sulphur Dell for the club that could open in time for the 2015 season, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced Friday.  Read more here.

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Plans Presented for New Sounds Ballpark

Nashville Sounds LogoThe Metro Planning Department held a public meeting Thursday at the Nashville (TN) Farmers Market to present detailed plans for a new 10,000-seat stadium at the historic Sulphur Dell site in north Nashville for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Sulphur Dell Stadium Project Being Revived in Nashville

Nashville Sounds LogoNashville (TN) Mayor Karl Dean’s administration has presented state officials with plans to build an $80 million ballpark development for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) on the old Sulphur Dell site.  Read more here.  Thanks to  Joe DeLeonard for the links.

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Sounds Like East Bank Site for New Ballpark

Of the three potential locations identified for a new ballpark for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League), the East Bank of the Cumberland River is the clear winner in the eyes of the team’s ownership.  The Sounds don’t seem to have much interest in the Sulphur Dell or North Gulch sites, if the city wants a healthier financial commitment from the club.  Read more and view aerial rendering here.

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